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Diabetes Overview

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

  • Type 1 Diabetes causes the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood to become too high. It happens when your body cannot produce enough of a hormone called insulin, which controls blood glucose. You need to take insulin every day to keep your blood glucose levels under control. Managing Type 1 Diabetes can take time to get used to, but you can still do all the things you enjoy.
  • Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes includes; feeling very thirsty, peeing more than usual particularly at night, feeling very tiredlosing weight without trying, thrush that keeps coming back, blurred vision, cuts and grazes that are not healing and fruity-smelling breath. Type 1 Diabetes symptoms can come on quickly, particularly in children.

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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

  • Type 2 Diabetes is a condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high.
  • Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes includes; excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness. It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves.
  • It is a condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medication and have regular check-ups.
  • It is caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin. It is often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of Type 2 Diabetes.

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